Senior Survival Guide
The Rosetta Stone for Passing Senior Year of High School
The Senior Thesis
The Biggest Assignment of Senior Year
The biggest assignment of Senior Year has several components, which start with the topic proposal in October and end with the reflection letter in May. Below, the due dates for the assignments are listed along with some advice for each assignment. The various due dates are from the 2017-2018 school year.
An Obtainable Goal
College is incredibly attainable and available for every senior, including you! Some advice for completing college applications include to start them early and to avoid finishing them at the last minute. After finishing their college applications, the class of 2018 is going to over 65 colleges throughout the entire United States. See the map below for where the class of 2018 will be attending next year.
The Condition afflicting almost Every Senior
Inevitably, you will be hit with a lack of motivation to complete any school work; a disease also known as “senioritis”. Read the article below to be put in the shoes of a senior infected with senioritis.
“Ehhhh, I’ll do it tomorrow (not really).”
Yeah, it’s kinda contradictory to be writing about senioritis when I don’t really want to do this. But here I am and let’s get this over with ASAP for both of our sakes.
TBH, I’m not exactly sure what I’m supposed to be writing about for this article. I guess my “emotions” surrounding senioritis, but more like my lack of them.
On that note, I think I’ll finish this tomorrow, because, whatever…
“I’ve had senioritis since sophomore year”
Uhhhh, no you haven’t. Seriously, you really haven’t.
“Yes, I have.”
Wrong. Just nope.
You have no idea what it’s like to not do any school work. Well, you probably do, but not at this magnitude.
You probably didn’t do your work out of rebellion or lack of time or you even superficially completed some (most) of your school work. What you did earlier in high school was hurtful your grade, but at least there was some sort of rhyme or reason to it.
With senioritis, it’s just sheer laziness.
“Mom, I want to play with fire.”
Imagine self-immolation, but with apathy and no apparent purpose.
That’s what senioritis is.
“Really?” *rolls eyes*
Yes, your grades slip, your teachers get angry, and, most evidently, you know you caused this. You light yourself on fire. You know it’s your fault. You know there was absolutely no reason for this to happen. You know you should fix this.
And yet, you don’t.
One more episode of The Office can’t hurt, right?
“I just need a C to graduate.”
My saving grace!
But you really should try your hardest in all your classes, 9th-11th graders. You need a C to graduate, but life is all about what happens after high school, and those A’s and B’s will get you into better colleges than those C’s and D’s.
“Yeah, I understand.”
I don’t think you do, reader of this article. Give it your all earlier in high school, so you can slack off now.
I’d hate to see you back here for a fifth year.
“If I don’t do this assignment, my grade will still be ___.”
My thoughts exactly for this article.
Listen, I have like a 99% in journalism, so I could probably get away with ending this thing right here.
I’m sure you’ll understand.
Advice from the Class of 2018
Senior's Biggest Takeaways from this past year
Now, actual advice on how to survive senior year from 12th graders who lived through the final year of high school and survived to tell the tale. The video below outlines advice from students in the class of 2018.